Elementary grad watchmaker invents non-electric fan which uses clockwork mechanism

Image capture of video by Rated K via ABS CBN News
  • Ramon Salva, a 69-year-old watchmaker from Dalahican, Lucena City invented a fan that doesn’t need electricity to make it work
  • His invention, named SalFan (from his surname), uses the mechanism of a clock

Ramon Salva was only able to finish elementary school, but that did not stop him from achieving his ultimate dream, which is the completion of his project “SalFan.”

At his age, Salva has been repairing clocks for 50 years.

His experience made him master his craft that made him conceptualize the SalFan in 1996.

But due to lack of finances and his big family of 10 children, it took 20 years to finish his project.

He tried to seek help for his project and he even went to Manila, but it’s a long process and he’d rather save his fare for his family’s needs.

ABS CBN’s program Rated K accompanied him to Technology Application and Promotion Institute which is under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to have his SalFan registered.

Ramon is confident that his SalFan is one-of-a-kind and that the patent will be approved soon.

He considers his creation as his family’s treasure and dreams for it to be recognized someday by interested parties or companies.

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